Day Three of Purification.
So today was day three. I know I am not supposed to weigh myself every day, but it’s what I do. According to the scale this morning I was down 3 pounds. In two days.
Now before I brag too hard, I know that is all water weight. The reason I know this, is because I have been peeing like crazy! I told my co workers that I found out the reason you lose weight on the purification program is because of all the walking you do to and from the bathroom! Heh. I’ll take it either way. I don’t think I have ever not accepted a loss on the scale in my 42 years on the planet. Even food poisoning and the flu offered a silver lining.
If you are looking for more info on the program I am following, feel free to click here. It should pull up a PDF file of the guide book that you use to follow this diet.
Today I finally started to feel pretty good. I still want to eat the world, but I’m getting better at being more prepared for my food during the day at work. I felt I turned a corner today as far as my energy increasing and feeling better overall. The first two days I was VERY lethargic and had zero motivation to do anything. I noticed that around four in the afternoon I had much less of that bottomed out feeling I usually have, even when I’m not dieting. I’m not attributing that to the diet, I’m just observing.
That is what a lot of my entries are going to be like over the next few days. I failed to write down my observations the first time I did this program and I regret that. So I’m going to make up for it by putting way too much information on to the interwebs and making people sick of reading it. You’re welcome!
Another observation is that my poop is orange. I know that is from the amount of yams and carrots and butternut squash I am consuming, but it made me laugh tonight when I looked into the bowl. Come on, you know we ALL look into the bowl before flushing…you never know what kind of masterpiece you might have created!
I want to say that my skin looks a little bit clearer. I think that might be just a placebo effect at this stage in the game, but I know for sure that it is no where near as oily as it usually gets on a day to day basis. Another win that I will gladly accept.
What I am finding also in the last two nights, is that I eat earlier than normal because I’m pretty hungry and then as a result I go to bed earlier. Not necessarily to sleep, but to retire and read or play on my phone. Things I normally do sitting up on the couch, but since I am doing them laying down the chance of sleep comes a bit earlier. Well, that and I’ve been so tired from detoxing from carbs and sugar.
Day three went pretty well I think. Next entry, I will talk about the few recipes I have found that make it a bit more bearable this time around.